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Dam

A subdivision of the mohar, the currency of Nepal prior to 1932. A dam was equivalent to 1/128 of a mohar.
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After heavy rains, part of the Oroville Dam's spillway washed away, prompting the temporary evacuation of 188,000 residents living below the earthen dam.
They said there were erosion conditions taking place on the earthen dam and the concrete on the weir was in poor condition.
A South African company associated with Abaqus, Finite Element Analysis Services, passed on information from a customer who had a question about an earthen dam.
The dramatic landscape is webbed with hiking routes such as six-mile Beaver Trail that winds through the hills, crosses an earthen dam, then rims the shoreline of Pounds Hollow Lake.
Tenders are invited for Construction of earthen Dam, excavation of spill & approach channel sluice, waste weir flush bar Chute fall, canal excavation, earth work,for canal minor with all structures i/c lining of Thanwarihori Tank Project.
An earthen dam can fail within hours if water builds up behind the spillway gates, the gates are not lowered, and water proceeds to run over the top of the dam, so the corps builds extra ways of spilling water safely.
Recognized worldwide for modeling, designing, and engineering hydraulic structures for agriculture, the Stillwater facility today specializes in studying how water erodes spillways and forms gaps in earthen dam walls or embankments.
The Mayak facility also has 200,000 Ci stored in a system of reservoirs that are in danger of overflowing an earthen dam, he reported.
Tenders are invited for Maintenance of kadra earthen dam, sand spread area & ~v~ notches on d/s area for the year 2018-2019.
Unless things worsen, however, it should be smooth sailing for continued "full pool" operation of the earthen dam, corps spokeswoman Heidi Helwig said Monday.
After a week of heavy rains that spring, state officials grew concerned about reports of leaks in the earthen dam that held Sinaloa Lake.